Creation Wines in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge Ward of South Africa is pleased to announce that Tim Atkin (MW) has awarded no less than 10 of its wines 91 points and more in his recently published 2017 South Africa Special Report.
A British Master of Wine, Tim has distinguished himself as an award-winning wine journalist and is frequently invited to act as a judge for international wine competitions. He is widely regarded as an expert on South African wines and the scores in his report are based on extensive tastings.
The Tim Atkin report is now in its fifth edition and commenting on the wines he tasted, Tim recently said:
The South African wine scene has never been more exciting or more diverse . . . I sincerely hope that the reviews and scores in my forthcoming report, as well as the Medals of Excellence given to producers whose wines have scored more than 90 points, will ensure that more people are aware of the seismic changes in the Cape winelands
The Creation Estate was established in 2002 by Swiss-trained winemaker Jean-Claude Martin and his wife, Carolyn and enjoys a proud reputation for its constant innovation. According to Carolyn Creation is proud of the ten Medals of Excellence achieved and also to be part of the ‘seismic changes’ referred to by Tim Atkin.
Among Creation’s highest scoring wines in the report is the 2016 Creation The Art of Chardonnay with 94 points out of 100. The wine offers a magnificent composition of warm butterscotch and almond intertwining with fresh lime and delicate quince.
The ten Creation wines awarded Medals of Excellence are:
- Creation Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot 2015 – 91
- Creation Chardonnay 2015 – 91
- Creation Elation MCC Brut Nature 2014 – 91
- Creation Pinot Noir 2016 – 91
- Creation Reserve Pinot Noir 2016 – 93
- Creation Reserve Chardonnay 2016 – 93
- Creation Reserve Merlot 2015 – 93
- Creation Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon 2016 – 91
- Creation The Art of Chardonnay 2016 – 94
- Creation The Art of Pinot Noir 2016 – 93
Creation’s recent achievements also include 14 of their wines being allocated 90 points and more by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist. More praise came from the leading wine critic Neal Martin who scored eight Creation wines 90+, while Greg Sherwood (MW) recently scored all four Creation Reserve Pinot Noir vintages (2010–2016) that he tasted above 90.
“We value the opinions of these esteemed wine experts and are thrilled with the scores,” commented Carolyn.